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Have a long list of words that are undesireable and want to check if they have been used on the net by a prospective political candidate. Google requires the word to be preceeeded and followed by a quote - so the Search would be as an example:


Candidate Name "Racist" "Chemtrails" "Ghetto" "White-Power" "9/11"

The list of words is a single column 4 pages long a new paragraph character and single line space between each word. The list has hyphenated words a few numbers eg. (9/11),and occasionally two words seperated by a single space, some have a pound sign
in front of a tweet string eg., #whitepower, #white-power.

Using search and Replace in editing how do I put quotes in front and after each word(s) your help will save hours of searching by each word against the Candidate Name.

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See, for example:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...html#post72330
https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...html#post34254
It's up to you what you specify as the replacement text; ^& will retain the original and you could modify the macros to apply a particular format to the offending words so as to make them more easily identifiable.
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